Enough is Enough

It’s a slippery slope, one becomes two, becomes a collection, becomes … oh, my God, when did I buy all this stuff?

I’ve fallen a time or two myself so I understand the climb. It’s starts out innocently enough with one particular object or interest. One of my falls down that slippery slope began with a book, a biography of the actor, Montgomery Clift. Within a matter of months, I had collected every movie the man had ever made and had a drawer full of absolute necessities like a Montgomery Clift watch, cuff links, and license plate frame.

Fickle creature that I am, eventually I abandoned Monty and moved on, but some collectors are more faithful than I.

Andrea Katelnikoff has been collecting Barbies since 1988. At last count, she had over 3,000 dolls, all stored and displayed on the second floor addition to her house purpose built for the dolls.


Collectors don’t subscribe to the philosophy that less is more, but when, I’m wondering, is enough enough?

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13 thoughts on “Enough is Enough

  1. The only item I collect is the “wheat penny,” which is the US one cent coin minted between 1909 and 1956. I like to look through my change everyday, and once in a great while find one of these older coins. Most of them are worth no more than one cent, but it’s an inexpensive collection that takes up no room at all.

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    1. A collection that doesn’t take over your space, definitely the way to go. I’m going to remember that the next time I’m tempted to slide down that slope πŸ™‚


  2. I started a Moorcroft Christmas pottery collection after seeing a Moorcroft Sugar Shaker on an antique’s TV show. My collection only takes up three shelves in a display cupboard, and I still buy the odd piece. I get my monies worth by having them on display all year round. πŸŽ…
    I’d never go as far as Andrea and build an extension to my house to house a collection. Just the thought of all that extra dusting has me running for the hills. But, sometimes, it’s hard to get out of an addiction.

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    1. Yes, when the collecting bug bites, it’s hard to break free, but it seems you’ve found the perfect compromise between enough and too much. Plus, you’ve got a collection that spreads holiday cheer…Win. Win πŸ™‚

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  3. I collect small African dark wood carvings. The last one I bought was a man banging a drum. Got it in a charity shop!
    Monty was gorgeous by the way. And much under rated.

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    1. When it comes to collections, small is the way to go πŸ™‚
      Congrats on the charity shop find! Hidden treasure there sometimes and the thrill of the hunt πŸ™‚

      Wasn’t he? Apparently, there’s a new bio movie about him, made by a nephew, that debunks the classic’ he drank himself to death because he was conflicted’ theory. It’s probably only going to make the rounds at film festivals, but I hope I get to see it πŸ™‚


  4. Ah! You just gifted me the biggest laugh!!! There’s something sweet about it. I dunno…and those cufflinks have to be the coolest!!! Tell Montgomery I said hello and rock on! πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ˜Š

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      1. Yeah. I get it. 🀣 In my youth I mentioned one time I loved Marilyn Monroe. And BAM! I ended up with all things Marilyn for years. Didn’t buy one of them myself! Finally gave them away one by one. Sweet intentions but man! It’s amazing how swiftly things collect!!! Happy Moving! I hope it’s for joyful reasons and that it is permeated with a quality of ease!!! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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